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Aug 9, 2017 12:53 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

State Could Revoke License Of Westhampton Beach Day Care Center

Saint Mark's Bright Beginnings Preschool on Main Street in Westhampton Beach. KATE RIGA
Aug 9, 2017 1:16 PM

A Westhampton Beach day care facility could have its license revoked by the state after the father of a 3-year-old girl told authorities that he found his daughter wandering the center’s grounds unattended late last month.

The unidentified father contacted Westhampton Beach Village Police, as well as the state’s Office of Children and Family Services, or OCFS, after he said he returned to the St. Mark’s Bright Beginning Preschool at 1 p.m. on July 31 to find his young daughter walking around the child care center unattended, according to the police report filed that afternoon. The father, whose name was redacted on the report, also contacted Child Protective Services.

Since Friday, the OCFS website has listed the Bright Beginnings day care license as “pending revocation,” meaning that officials with the state agency are still investigating the complaint.

OCFS representatives did not immediately return calls seeking an update on the investigation, including whether or not they will revoke the facility’s operating license.

Dawn Orban, the director of Bright Beginnings, which operates on the grounds of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, did not immediately return calls on Wednesday.

The day care center remained open as of Wednesday.

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WoW!!! What are the chances this Dad finds his Kid out wandering the grounds and no others..Seems like he has a issues with the place. If I were him i would run to the nearest store and play lotto.......Hard to Believe..But stranger things have happened..just saying..
By Tomjulie (25), Hampton Bays on Aug 9, 17 2:12 PM
What would you reaction be if this was your child?
By greeneyedlady (48), East Quogue on Aug 12, 17 10:51 AM
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By toes in the water (543), southampton on Aug 12, 17 7:33 AM
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By SlimeAlive (653), Southampton on Aug 13, 17 7:29 AM
Both of my boys attended Bright Beginnings. Dawn always ran a tight ship and the program was excellent. I hope that this issue is resolved fairly and Bright Beginnings continues to give an academic head start to the children of our community. I'm sure there are many parents who would concur with that sentiment.
By Craigcat (187), Speonk on Aug 13, 17 9:20 AM
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By SlimeAlive (653), Southampton on Aug 15, 17 6:46 AM
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